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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 11

Updated cross platform plug-in runs natively in FileMaker Pro 11 and now serves as image upload server.

November 29th, 2010, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 11.

What is the Activator Plug-in?

The Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts across the network, even over the Internet. All from within FileMaker you can:

  • trigger a FileMaker script on a different client computer
  • trigger a FileMaker script over the Internet
  • run a script and send data to a different FileMaker application, all in the background
  • use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized triggering
  • send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger
  • start and stop listening for remote trigger messages with one script step

Apart from remote triggering you can also trigger scripts on the same computer:

  • run a script from any FileMaker calculation, for example a tooltip calculation
  • trigger a script on a specified date and time
  • schedule events which trigger any script you want
  • trigger a script after exiting a field
  • validate fields with a custom script suited to your specific validation needs

New Features

Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 adds these new functions and features:

  • Made compatible with FileMaker Pro 10 and FileMaker Pro 11.
  • Added compatibility with Windows 7.
  • Added Image Upload Server functionality (Mac OS X only). The plug-in will receive the image and the (GPS) location data. This works seamlessly in conjunction with QuickTrans, our newly released app for iOS devices, making uploading images a snap!
  • Made compatible to run under FileMaker Server: it can run as a server-side plug-in or as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine when using FileMaker Server.
  • Improved registration including ways to remove the registration data.

Suggested Uses

The Activator allows you to:

  • upload images from remote devices, put them into the database and show the location on a (Google) map.
  • create a real-time appointment solution, where you can notify a colleague (on a different computer) of changes in his/her appointments
  • notify a user that a shared document can be used
  • process data in the background in a different FileMaker application
  • get someone out of a record, so that it is no longer locked

All these features also work in a runtime solution and between different versions of FileMaker Pro. So for example you can send data from a FileMaker 9 runtime to a FileMaker Pro 11 database. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/activatorplugin.html>.

Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 works with FileMaker Pro 9, 10 and 11. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 9, 10 and 11. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher and Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.

FileMaker Server requirements

Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 also works with FileMaker Server 9, 10 or 11 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. To use this, you need to purchase a special cross-platform Server/Web license which costs US$ 299.

We have prepared extensive information on how to install and use Troi Plug-ins server-side and web-side on this web page:

Upgrade information

Troi Activator 3.0 requires a new registration. If you bought a license on or after March 1st, 2010 the upgrade is FREE! Eligible users have been sent a new registration string on Nov 26th, 2010.

If you bought a license before March 1st, 2010 you will need to buy an upgrade to use the 3.0 version. Upgrades are available from US$ 39 per user. Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.

About QuickTrans for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

QuickTrans is our iOS app designed to make sending images a snap. After you configure the app once, you can take one or more photos and upload them without any extra steps. QuickTrans is designed to work in tandem with Troi Activator Plug-in 3. More information can be found here: <http://www.troi.com/quicktrans.html>.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:

Contact information  

D. Budding
Troi Automatisering
Boliviastraat 11
2408 MX Alphen aan den Rijn
The Netherlands

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